Features

Opinion based or special focus articles. Many of these may not specifically considered as “breaking news”, but of special interest nonetheless.

Atreyu press image

Atreyu: interview with Marc ‘Porter’ McKnight

Atreyu https://youtu.be/AIGdhalaxh0 The legendary American metalcore band, Atreyu, is gearing up for its first ever shows on the African continent. The band will headline at The...

M4A SummerFest’17 line-up announced

Cape Town, South Africa: As we roll into a new decade of M4A shows, we have had the pleasant surprise of being revisited by...

Anger Leads To Death Metal – Interview with Bleeding Spawn

Few South Africans have been to Middelburg: situated in the heart of Mpumalanga, Middleburg is renowned for its luxury guest lodges, flourishing farming...
Emalyths Big Day Out 2017

Emalyth: gear up for the ‘Big Day Out’

Johannesburg, South Africa: Gauteng bands and fans have been spoiled of late with some killer shows and the 29th of July 2017 brings with...
Alestorm 2019 press

Alestorm: on touring, drinking and being stranded on an island

Alestorm The infamous pirate metal band Alestorm continues its conquest of the seven seas this year while playing metal festivals all over the world. With...
SummerFest'20

SummerFest’20: a place for friendship and metal

Cape Town, South Africa: metal4africa's own bi-annual event series is coming back in 2020 with another two...
Bile of Man

A Never-Ending Battle With No Resolve – Interview with Bile of Man

For a band who thinks "Humanity is a disease that deserves to be wiped out," and whose opinion is that "Human nature can be...
SAMMA 2017

The SAMMA Chronicles 2017: The Accolades

Johannesburg, South Africa: It is a big accolade for a band to be nominated in any one of the categories for the annual SAMMA...
Terminatryx 2018

Terminatryx: Sirens Festival [interview]

Johannesburg, South Africa: in South Africa, Women's Day is celebrated on the 9th of August and the Gauteng Metal scene will be paying respects...

The tough conversation about racial bias in entertainment

Just last month I returned home to Cape Town from a most amazing human experience in neighbouring Botswana; a Heavy Metal concert attended mostly...